Saturday, November 29, 2008

Our Christmas History

Christmas 2004

Christmas 2005

Christmas 2006

Christmas 2007

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Logan's new dipes....

I used cloth diapers on Justin, but when I had three in diapers I got a little overwhelmed and went back to sposies. Now that Savanna and Justin are almost done potty training, we have gone back to cloth prefolds with a snappi. This time we added a wool soaker cover over top at night and he NEVER leaks any more.

Friday, November 14, 2008

We're almost there!

We have some good news from Bethany. We have gotten the OK from the state to adopt and now we are just waiting for the date. It has been a long road for us and we are so happy to become a "forever family" with all of the children. One of the things that makes it extra special for me is that my sister chose me to be by her side when each child was born (the first by emergency c-section and the rest were planned c-sections) so now that she has died, I am the only person on Earth who was there when each child entered this world. I view that as a great privilege and it makes it just as special in my mind as my children that I gave birth to!

This is a picture of how little Isaac and Olivia were when they first came to live with us. She is about 22 months old and he is about 32 months old. They look so young here.

Here is Isaac, Olivia and Justin Christmas of 2005.

Here is the night when I first realized that our lives had changed forever. Katie had passed away on this day October 23, 2006. It was such a terrible day. At the end of the day I realized that I no longer just had one baby to put to sleep but two. It was very bittersweet. I was about 6 1/2 months pregnant with Logan in this picture as well. This was two days before Justin's 1st birthday and Savanna was 15 months old. I will never ever forget this day.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008

Halloween 2008
We had a lot of fun trick or treating. We only went to about 10 houses because Olivia was tired and Justin didn't feel good. His picture about sums up how he felt all night.